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carotid artery stenosis is how common at which age groups?

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Dr. Robert Vorhies
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Greater than 65 : The incidence of carotid stenosis increases steadily as one ages. More common in men than women, and significantly after age 65.
Answered on Jul 6, 2012
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Above 50 : There is different numbers depending on age ( more common above 50), sex ( more common in males), presence of symptoms and severity of stenosis . Generally incidence of asymptomatic more than 50% stenosis in people above 50 years of age is around 6-11% in men and 5-7% in women.
Answered on Feb 5, 2018

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